Last Minute Gift Soap
This is one of those projects that is more “hand assembled” than “handmade”, but I wanted to include it in my Handmade Christmas series anyway. Anyone can make this, no skill or craftiness required! It only takes 2 minutes to pull together, and works as a perfect hostess gift. I’ve been using one of these in my kitchen for the past four years and I love it. I am up for anything to make doing dishes a little prettier.
Start with an empty oil bottle. You can get these in the kitchen section of most large stores (Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots sometimes). You’ll also need some kitchen dish soap (I prefer yellow) and an artificial flower. Take the flower apart so you can use just a few layers of the petals.
Then it is as easy as stuffing the flowers into the jar and filling it up with soap. Two minutes tops.
You can tie a ribbon around the bottle and give this gift by itself, or throw in a few new tea towels and a cute scrubbrush. This also makes a good last minute shower or housewarming gift.
I love having this sit next to the sink instead of an ugly branded plastic bottle. Just make sure the recipient knows that this is dish soap and not a fancy cooking oil! I’ll post some sneak peaks of tomorrow’s project this afternoon. It’s one of my very favorite’s so far but it is taking a little longer to put together than I expected.